“It is with great emotion that the International Council on Archives has learned about the earthquake which hit Haiti on Tuesday, 12th January 2010. Through the Council, the whole archival community expresses its deepest sympathy to the victims of this disaster and their relatives.
We are following the course of events very closely and, together with our colleagues in the international network of Blue Shield, we are collecting the necessary information, which will enable us to provide effective help as quickly as possible. We are organizing ourselves to provide assistance at the appropriate time. The immediate priorities are of a completely different kind and scale, namely to find the missing and to rescue the injured and homeless.
If you have any information about the situation and needs on site for the archives, could you please contact Christophe Jacobs, project officer at the ICA Secretariat responsible for the Emergency Management Programme (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please consult our website regularly in order to keep up to date with the situation on the spot. You can also follow the actions of the Blue Shield through the Facebook group “Haiti Solidarity 2010 Blue Shield” and this Twitter thread #blueshieldcoop.”